Jackson Walker partner Emilio B. Nicolas has joined the board of Austin PBS (KLRU-TV), a locally owned and operated nonprofit public media station in Central Texas, and one of the most prolific PBS member stations in the country. Austin PBS produces more than 130 hours of original content each year (including Austin City Limits, Central Texas Gardener, and Overheard with Evan Smith), and broadcasts more than 35,000 hours of curated content dedicated to education, arts and culture, news, and public affairs across four television channels. Austin PBS also provides a multitude of online content, educational workshops, and community outreach events and programs.
A copyright, trademark, and media rights attorney, Emilio’s practice involves litigation and transactional work, including IP and media rights protection, enforcement, and licensing for companies in the entertainment, media, and technology industries. As a member of the board, Emilio will attend board meetings, serve the interests of Austin PBS, and lead Jackson Walker’s support of the station.
“I am thrilled to join the board of Austin PBS,” Emilio said. “It is a unique service opportunity combining my passions for media, education, and community.”
“It is a unique service opportunity combining my passions for media, education, and community.”
Since 1962, Austin PBS has delivered programs that educate, entertain, and inspire residents of Central Texas. In 2022, Austin PBS moved into its new headquarters, the Austin Media Center, on the Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Campus. The facility is the largest 12G facility in the United States, and its state-of-the-art studios will allow Austin PBS to create and provide even more original programming, events, and other mission-driven benefits to the Central Texas community.
Jackson Walker has proudly supported Austin PBS over the years, starting with former partner Larry Langley, who served as president and Executive Committee member in the 1990s. Every year, the firm serves as a sponsor of KLRU’s Friends of ACL program.
Emilio’s service on the Austin PBS board follows his service on the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. Emilio was also named this year among The Best Lawyers in America for Copyright Law (Best Lawyers) and as one of Austin’s Top Attorneys for Intellectual Property Rights (Austin Monthly).
Jackson Walker’s service to Texas broadcasters dates to the earliest days of the industry. In fact, the firm representing pioneer television broadcaster KRLD-TV of Dallas when its signal first went on air in 1949. Today in the internet-centric era of broadcasting, the firm remains at the cutting edge of legal issues for Texas broadcasters. With more than 115 years of experience in media law, the firm handles litigation and transactional matters involving news content, employment, entertainment, intellectual property, advertising, and other related matters. To learn more about Jackson Walker’s century-long dedication to local and regional broadcasters and news organizations, visit our Entertainment, Digital, & Sports and Media Law pages.